Pre-Engineering Summer Academy

The Pre-Engineering Summer Academy at Rutgers University is an intensive one-week certificate program (July 9-15, 2017) that will introduce participants to aerospace, biochemical, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, forensic, industrial, material science, mechanical and systems engineering through an integrated program of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on projects, tours, and field trips. 


International and U.S. high school (secondary school) juniors and seniors age 16-18 who are interested in exploring engineering as a possible career should apply.


  • Program orientation and campus tour
  • Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on projects introducing engineering concepts and field applications
  • MakerSpace tour and fabrication project
  • Guest speakers from the professional engineering community
  • WINLAB (Rutgers Wireless Information Network Laboratory) tour and presentation
  • Campus cultural and leisure activities
  • Access to campus facilities, including libraries, computer centers, and student and recreation centers
  • On-campus housing and all meals
  • Rutgers student health insurance
  • Final certificate ceremony and reception

Field Trips

  • Philadelphia “Engineering in the City” walking tour
  • Tour of Rutgers Wireless Info Network Laboratory
  • Rutgers MakerSpace Tour & Project